JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Le Temple de la Gloire.
Catalogue Number: 12R012
Reference: RIC 363
Description: Another Rameau CD Premiere arrives with this stage work, the only one with a Voltaire libretto that Rameau had poerformed, from 1746. Portions of the music have been recorded before but the entire score was collated and edited for this recording. Commissioned as a tribute to an important battle won by Louis XV, it is populated by (mostly) historical fugures and has no love interest but Rameau’s music is as inventive and orchestrally innovative as ever. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Judith van Wanroij, Katia Velletaz, Chantal Santon-Jeffery (sopranos), Mathias Vidal (countertenor), Alain Buet (bass), Namur Chamber Choir, Les Agrémens; Guy van Waas.